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What Do You Want For Your Students?

I had the privilege of spending the day in Miami with 70+ members of the district’s leadership team.  Curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, and more dived right in to a discussion about what they want to see for their students.  I thought it would be fun (and funny) to share the products they developed

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Beyond the Textbook Event in New Jersey – Join Us!

Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Samsel Upper Elementary School Sayreville, NJ Register at: http://beyondthetextbooknj.eventbrite.com Join the Discovery Education team for a free professional development workshop to help you go “Beyond the Textbook” with your instructional practices. Attendees will cycle through a series of workshops that provide practical strategies you can use in your

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Tundra Connections: Join us Live from the Tundra

Are you interested in taking your students to the tundra to observe polar bears?  Is that slightly out of your field trip budget?  Well, no worries.  We have once again joined forces with our friends at Polar Bears International® (PBI) to bring four incredible virtual field trips live to your desktop. Through PBI’s Tundra Connections® you’re invited

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What’s Your Advice for Going Beyond the Textbook?

There was a great article today on eSchool News about Albuquerque Public Schools’ transition from textbooks to the Discovery Education TECHBOOK.  Definitely worth a read – Albuquerque schools embrace ‘techbooks’ instead of textbooks. The article talked about some of the many benefits of this digital transition and also provided perspective from some educators about the challenges

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Showcasing Youth Media

I had the opportunity to join in on the fun this summer at our Day of Discovery in San Diego before ISTE where we had a supercharged day of professional development with our friends from Adobe to officially launch our partnership around the updated Adobe Youth Voices curriculum.  Since then, I’ve been exploring the endless

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SOS: A Support Group for Spouses Of STARs

Hi, I’m Lance.  And my wife is a teacher. As the school year begins for most teachers around the continent my school year begins as well because I’m married to a teacher, and a STAR Discovery Educator at that.  Now, I started my career as a teacher and still consider myself a teacher, but when

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